This week’s Awesome Author Monday is….Veronica Roth! Veronica Roth is most known for the popular Divergent series which was fist released on April 25, 2011 with the last book, Allegiance, being released on October 22. 2013. The trilogy is being made into movies and Divergent will be in theatres on March 21, 2014 (insert hyperventilating fangirl moment here).
Roth is best known for her trilogy of novels: Divergent; its sequel, Insurgent; and Allegiant. It was released on October 22, 2013.
She is the recipient of the Goodreads 2011 Choice Award and the Best of 2012 in the category Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction and also Best Goodreads Author in 2012. Roth wrote her first book, Divergent, while on winter break in her senior year at Northwestern University. Her career took off rapidly with the success of her first novel, with the movie rights sold before she graduated college.
Roth has sold the film rights to the Divergent series to Summit Entertainment. Filming of Divergent, an adaptation of the first book in the series, was started in April 2013.
Veronica Roth wrote four short stories from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. The Transfer is the first of four short stories, which tells some of Tobias’s life prior to Divergent. It was released on September 3, 2013. The second story, to be released December 17, 2013, is titled The Initiate. All four stories will be released February 11, 2014 under the title Four: A Divergent Story Collection unabridged.
Veronica Roth is literally my favorite author right now (even though the trilogy utterly destroyed me. I wasn’t the same for like a week. #thestruggleisreal) She is an AMAZING writer and her books are so deliciously bad you’ll never want to put down, even with the kind of emotional torture that she will put you through.
- Allegiant: Good Start, but Bad Ending??? (snakecharmer11.wordpress.com)
- Read: Allegiant (mybigredglasses.com)
- Veronica Roth Talks Allegiant’s Ending with SugarScape *SPOILERS* (divergentsuk.com)
- Veronica Roth Shares News About The ‘Four’ Stories (divergentfandom.net)
- Divergent (eachpage.wordpress.com)
- Insurgent, written by Veronica Roth (Spoilers) (macie0307.wordpress.com)
- Review: The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth (nicolepoweleit.wordpress.com)